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 Post subject: London olympia
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:00 am 
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Does anyone know if there's anything to eat there? I've got to go next week for a work thing, and I'll be staying over the night before, so no opportunity
to take anything with me. Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: London olympia
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:17 am 
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It's about a 15 minute walk into kensington high street from there, where there's a big whole foods. Also, 222 isn't that far from Olympia. If you hop on the tube to west brompton, which should only be a couple of stops, it's round the corner from there, or you could probably walk it.

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 Post subject: Re: London olympia
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There's a big group of us going from work so I'm not sure whether we'll be staying together and be unable to escape at lunchtime! I'm meeting them there though, so i should be able to nip to WF for provisions first though, thanks!

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 Post subject: Re: London olympia
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It's possible to make it to 222 and back within the hour from Earls Court, but not really from Olympia (unless you run!).

Last time I was at Olympia (a few years ago, probably for the same show as you) there was a pizza express and not much else. There are supermarkets in the area (Tesco round the corner), if that helps!

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 Post subject: Re: London olympia
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Okay, here's some info from my last secret mission (the saddest mission of all - just imagine Torchwood without Jack Harkness...).
If you turn back towards Kensington High Street from Olympia, first you get to a (railway?) bridge. If you cross that and just keep on walking, at some point a tiny shop should pop up to your left. It will look like a juice bar, but it will also have food. (I don't remember whether it was vegetarian or all vegan, but you should be all right.) It's not cheap, but it's a lot closer to Olympia. So if you're going that way and/or can separate from your group, give it a try. :)


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 Post subject: Re: London olympia
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:52 am 
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ooh thanks all. I don't know what the others will do about lunch. We don't work together all that closely so I doubt we'll all stick together. I think I'll try and pick up something from WF but if there's an opportunity to slip out I will, and save that for the train home. I may even be able to get out for longer than an hour if we totally split up and do our own thing.

It's for the BETT show - is that the one you went to? I also haven't been for donkey's years and probably wouldn't have bothered this year except I'm in London for football the night before anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: London olympia
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 Post subject: Re: London olympia
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There's also Chez Marcelle which is really, really close. It's Lebanese - I went there a few years ago and I'd say it's not quite as amazing as the reviews might suggest but the owner is really friendly and there'd be a reliable houmous, falafel, tabouleh and all that. It's an authentic cozy sort of a place which you don't find that much in London any more. You'd probably need to call to find out lunch opening times as I'm not sure about those & there's no website.
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 Post subject: Re: London olympia
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Yea, have been to BETT a few times - i used to work for a vendor that exhibits there.

Funilly enough i may have been to the lebanese place too - a long time ago. Wherever it was it was pretty standard "edible if work are paying, but would be pissed off if your own money" food ;)

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 Post subject: Re: London olympia
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An update. I went to Wholefoods on the way. Someone I know asked me to pick up a bottle of liquid smoke, so I did that, had breakfast (coffee and muffin)
and took a SAF wrap in with me. I passed a place called Luscious Organic on the way http://www.lusciousorganic.co.uk/ - not sure if that's the place you meant Phoenix? I could certainly have got something there but it was too late.

I wasn't really looking, but inside Olympia I did notice that some of the cafes had that Fresh range of sandwiches that Boots stock, and there were some grain salads like the M+S ones, so I probably wouldn't have starved.

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 Post subject: Re: London olympia
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It's totally possible that that place I found last summer was Luscious Organic!


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